Why is Indoor Air Quality Important? If your home is well sealed and insulated, it can be great for your wallet with lower utility bills. The downside is that it could lead to less than comfortable living conditions when the same air circulates repeatedly through your home. It can also result in humidity imbalances and put your home at risk for damage from mold. The good news is you can have the best of both worlds: an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Osceola Air, LLC in St. Cloud is ready to help! Provide a constant flow of fresh air. To make your home as comfortable as possible and to decrease health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a continuous influx of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always realistic and can invite pollen and other allergens into your home. Investing in a whole-home ventilation system is a better solution. It delivers fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air. Keep humidity under control. For improved comfort and health, we suggest keeping your home’s relative humidity levels between 30% and 60%. A thermostat with humidity control can help. Here are some symptoms that could mean your home is too humid: Consistently damp areas Musty odors Condensation stains on the ceiling Condensation or frost on windows Sticky or clammy feeling in the air Peeling wallpaper You have to turn on your air conditioner more often to stay cool and dry Whenever the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the wintertime, indoor relative humidity can plummet into single digits—similar to that of the world’s driest deserts. These symptoms could signal that the humidity in your home is too low: Frequent allergies or respiratory illnesses Scratchy, sore throat or excessive cough Dry, irritated nasal passages Dry, itchy skin Chapped lips Static shocks Cracked, peeling wallpaper Warped or cracked wood Damage to household furnishings At Osceola Air, LLC in St. Cloud, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels for your whole home. Call us at 407-908-8651 or set up an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!